TOPIC: The Cross – God’s Rescue Operation(Seeds of Destiny 3 April 2021)
SCRIPTURE: 1 Peter 1:18-19
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The sacrifice of Christ on the Cross was God’s rescue operation for man, from all claims of the enemy.
Yesterday, we saw two significance or benefits of Christ’s Death and Resurrection. We saw that Christ’s death signifies God’s offer of His best for the worst, and that the death and Resurrection of Christ was the most important thing about Christianity.
Today, we shall be looking at more benefits of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ:
1. The Cross was the place of reparation or payment.
The Cross symbolizes a place of reparation or payment. The sinless Son of God was sacrificed for the sinful consequences of the sinful acts of sinful men. That is what Calvary signifies.
2 Corinthians 5:21 makes it clear that God made Him to be sin, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ. That was what happened! Christ paid it; God made Him to be sin in order to process us into His righteousness. That is what the Cross signifies.
2. The sacrifice of Christ on the Cross was God’s rescue operation for man, from all claims of the enemy (Peter 1:18-19).
We were bought back on the Cross by the Blood of Jesus Christ (Peter 1:18-19). It is because of the Cross that we can say, “I owe the devil nothing”.
That is why 1 Corinthians 6:20 says that you are bought with a price; you are not your own. On Calvary, Jesus offered Himself to buy us back.
Beloved, you have been bought back by God. You owe the devil nothing. Therefore, make up your mind to turn your back on the devil and please God with your life.
REMEMBER THIS: The sacrifice of Christ on the Cross was God’s rescue operation for man, from all claims of the enemy.
1. Refuse to please the devil with your life; ensure God is happy with you at all times.
2. Engage the mystery of the Cross to deal with all claims of the enemy over your life.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank You for the Cross of Calvary. Help me to maximize all the benefits of the Cross of Calvary, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING OF THE BLEEDING.
QUOTE: Jesus put his leg on satan’s head and resurrected. He always had the vision to resurrect after death. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 4-6.
AMAZING FACT: The eagle is noted for having flown with the heaviest load verified to be carried by any flying bird; one eagle flew with a 6.8 kilograms (15 pounds) fawn.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Every chain of the enemy on your life remains broken in Jesus’ Name.
Watch Seeds of Destiny 3rd April 2021 Summary by Dr. (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche
Seeds of Destiny 3 Devotional April 2021 Guide was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities